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Self-esteem problems in children


The Self-esteem is the difference between what we think we are and what we would like to be. How do self-esteem problems manifest in a child? or how do I know if my child has self-esteem problems? are some of the most common questions parents ask.

To get the answers, it is best for parents to adhere to certain behaviors. We help you detect self-esteem problems in children.

In children, the concept of self-esteem develops in five areas:

1. Social area. Feelings of the child or adolescent about relationships with their friends.

2. Academic area. Perception of his facet as a student.

3. Familiar scope. Location as a member of a family unit, related to your feelings as an integral part of your family.

4. Body image. A reflection of how you see your physical appearance or physical abilities.

5. Global self esteem. General assessment of himself.

Normally, during their development, children tend to have many behavioral disturbances. And that is totally normal, since the child will need to contrast different situations. But there are actions that persist and become almost chronic behaviors. For example, when the child begins to avoid intellectual, sporting or social activities for fear of failure; when he cheats, he lies, and blames others; when, by not trusting in himself and in his ability, he plays the little one in front of others; when he becomes aggressive or violent, and extremely shy; when he denies everything and shows himself frustrated in front of any situation, or when the opinion of others dominates their decisions.

When you realize that your child exhibits any of these behaviors, it is advisable that you get closer to him to try to help him. Family support is essential in the recovery process. But, if you see that the situation is more serious, it is advisable to request the help of a specialist, before you continue to grow with this problem. The role of the school is also important, since it is the one that must have the ability and means to identify the problem and help the child to give an outlet to these distorted feelings that cause so many problems.

A person's self-esteem is very important because it can be the engine that drives them to succeed in life on a personal level. In general, a child with good self-esteem tends to show the desire to try new things, to learn, to try new activities; to be responsible for their own actions; of having pro-social behaviors; stop self-confidence and in their capacities; to collaborate with others; to recognize their mistakes and learn from them. In this case, you don't have to worry. Your child will be building good self-esteem.

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